Giving up Excuses - 40 days of committment for LENT
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Lent is beginning and I was trying to decide what I was going to give up. What do I do/enjoy often enough that it has become a stumbling block in my life and in my relationship with God? Well it occurred to me that my relationship with food and my lack of a relationship with my treadmill just might be the thing holding me back from realizing what His plan is for me.
So, I intend to spend the next 40 days concentrating really hard on treating the body that God gave me with the respect it deserves. I am pretty sure this is not the shape God intended this temple to be. Instead, it is an idol to overindulgence and undisplined pleasure seeking. Hmmmmm, sounds like beginning of a sermon :)
Anyway, I am committing to eating well, sleeping well, finding time for pleasure in books/nature/children and family, and spending more time on the treadmill or in front of a DVD. This is the only body I am getting so I had better learn to treat it with the respect I was charged with.